Veterinary Assistant- Immediate Hiring – Woodlake Pet Hospital – Houston, TX

The Veterinary Assistant is a key member of the hospital team who supports and assists the veterinarians ensuring the safety of pets, clients and other associates, and the continuity of quality veterinary care.

We are currently seeking experienced, enthusiastic, career oriented applicants with excellent customer service and teamwork skills to join our team and help us continue to grow and expand in the area.

As a Veterinary assistant the position includes assisting the veterinarians with the ins and outs of patient care.

  • Exhibit a technical knowledge of products and medications sold, including dietary products. Demonstrate the ability to explain and educate clients on products and answer their questions regarding product purchase/use.
  • Perform Technician responsibilities as outlined in the Veterinary Assistant job description and below:
  • Obtain and record patient histories.
  • Collect specimens and perform routine laboratory procedures and tests in hematology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis, and serology to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
  • Dispense and administer medications, vaccines, serums and treatments as prescribed by veterinarians.
  • Administer fluids as prescribed by the veterinarian.
  • Administer and monitor anesthesia under the direction of a veterinarian.
  • Prepare patients, instruments and equipment for surgery.
  • Assure that monitoring and support equipment such as anesthetic machines, cardiac monitors, scopes and breathing apparatus are in good working condition.
  • Take and process radiographs.
  • Communicate with and educate owners.
  • Maintain knowledge of preventative healthcare recommendations in order to answer client questions, provide education on vaccines, flea and heartworm products, and assist in marketing veterinary services from which their pet would benefit, such as a dental cleaning, senior wellness, spay and neuter and boarding.
  • Educate clients on products and medications sold including dietary products and answer questions regarding product purchase/use.
  • Maintain inventory of pharmaceuticals, equipment and supplies.
  • Clean, maintain and sterilize instruments, equipment, and materials.
  • Work well with all employees and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the doctors, and the practice philosophy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Good communication skills are a must as is the ability to work as a team. We take pride in treating our clients like family and treating their pets as our own. This is a full service animal hospital that concentrates on wellness, surgery, and medicine.

If you believe you can thrive in a very busy, fast-paced, advanced and exciting environment, please consider sending us your cover letter and resume for review.

Requirements: Applicants should have a minimum of one year of experience in the Veterinary field, have a strong desire to work with animals in a hospital setting, be able to walk and stand for extended periods and lift and carry 50 lbs.

CVA certification required.

Saturdays and Holidays are required

computer literate

Able to multitask

Reliable transportation

Team Player

Likes Animals

Great Customer Service Skills

Commitment to work schedule

Bilingual is a plus

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $12.00 – $15.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Experience:

  • Veterinary experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Source: Indeed.com
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